Huntsville City Schools

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Huntsville City Schools
200 White Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

United States
Coordinates 34°44′02″N 86°34′41″W / 34.734°N 86.578°W / 34.734; -86.578Coordinates: 34°44′02″N 86°34′41″W / 34.734°N 86.578°W / 34.734; -86.578
District information
Grades PK-12
Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin[1]
Asst. Superintendent(s) Vacant [2]
Schools 37
District ID 0101800[3]
Students and staff
Students 24,083
Teachers 1,697
Staff 766
Student-teacher ratio 13.45
Other information

Huntsville City Schools is the school district serving Huntsville, Alabama. As of the 2016-17 school year, the system had 24,083 students and employed 1,697 teachers. The district oversees 37 schools: 20 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 6 PreK-8 schools, 6 high schools.[4]

The school system finished the 2010 fiscal year with a debt of nearly $20 million the largest of any school system in Alabama by a significant margin.[5] However, after Dr. Casey Wardynski was appointed superintendent, he worked to erase the school system's debt and bring the budget into surplus.[citation needed]


In 2014 officials from the school district began monitoring social media activity from students. The officials stated that a phone call from the National Security Agency (NSA) prompted them to do so.[6] In the 2013 fiscal year it paid Chris McRae, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI), to run this program.[7]

Elementary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]


  • Community Intensive Treatment for Youth (C.I.T.Y.) (alternative school)
  • Huntsville Center for Technology (vocational school)

Board of Education[edit]

  • District 1 - North Huntsville
  • District 2 - East Huntsville
  • District 3 - South Huntsville
  • District 4 - Downtown Huntsville
  • District 5 - West Huntsville


Currently, a major overhaul of the cities school facilities and curriculum is occurring. In 2012, a new digital curriculum was issued, giving all students laptops and increasing digital usage for teaching. This was done to take advantage of the growing use of computers and to help give students easy access to information and organization. In 2011, a $194 million five year capital plan was granted by the Alabama Board of Education to the Huntsville City School System. With this, the city plans to renovate and construct new facilities for many of its aging campuses. These include a new Blossomwood Elementary School, New Freshman Academy for Huntsville High School, construction of a new building and campus for the combination of Lee High School and New Century Technological School, construction of a new Whitesburg Elementary, Virgil I. Grissom High School (the cities largest student body), and J. O. Johnson High School. Renovations and consolidations for many other of the cities schools is also planned.


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